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How to calculate the weight of the MS sheet?/ Easy method to calculate the weight of MS sheets of all dimensions.

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For the calculation procedure, go through the following steps.👇


Let us consider an MS sheet of size 1250mm × 2500 mm. with  2mm thickness.


First, we will calculate the volume of the sheet.

Volume= length × breadth × thickness

            = 2500mm × 1250 mm × 2mm

            = 6250000 cu.mm

           = 0.00625 cum.

            (1m = 1000 mm.)


As you know, the density of steel = 7850 kg/cum.

Weight of MS sheet 

   = 0.00625cum × 7850 kg/cum

   = 49.06 kg.


Suppose if you want to calculate the weight of a 4' × 8' size sheet of 2mm thickness,

Then, we will convert the length & breadth of the sheet into meters.

    Length  8 ft.= (8× 0.3048) m. = 2.438 m. &

  Breadth  4 ft = ( 4 × 0.3048 ) m. = 1.219m.

 Repeating the same procedure as explained above,

Weight of the MS sheet

 =  [length × breadth × thickness ]× density

 = [2.438m × 1.219m × (2 ÷ 1000 ) m] × 7850 kg/cum.

 = 0.005945 cum × 7850 kg/cum.

 = 46.66 kg.


Note: The thickness of thin sheets is sometimes given in gauges, usually varying from 3 gauge to 38 gauge. In such a situation, the best way is to convert the gauge thickness into mm. or meter (by referring to the gauge table).


Easy method:

First, we will find out the weight of the 1m × 1m × 1mm MS sheet.

1. Weight of the sheet

     = [1m × 1m ×(1  ÷ 1000 ) m] × 7850 kg/cum

    = 7.85 kg 


In a similar way, let us calculate the weight of 1ft. × 1ft × 1mm sheet.

2.  Weight of the sheet

   = [(1× 0.3048) m ×( 1 × 0.3048) m ×(1  ÷ 1000 ) m] × 7850 kg/cum 

   = 0.729 kg.


Let us note down these standard weights of the MS sheet for our ready reference.

Now, to calculate the weight of MS sheets of any given dimensions we will multiply the length, breadth, and thickness of that particular sheet with the std. weights of the same unit as calculated above.

For eg., we will recalculate the above-given data in one single step as follows.

The weight of the 1250mm × 2500mm × 2mm   MS sheet

     = 7.85kg × 2.5m × 1.25m × 2mm

    = 49.06 kg. 

( Same answer as above) 


Weight of 4ft × 8ft.× 2mm sheet

 = 0.729kg ×  4ft × 8ft × 2mm

  = 46.66 kg.

( Same answer as above) 

Please note that the sheet thickness should be taken in mm. only.


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